The Xcela Plus Port with PASV Valve Technology is the first proximally-valved CT port in the market and is expected to be available commercially during the Company's Fiscal Year 2014 first quarter. The PASV valve technology has more than 10 years of clinical experience with ports and PICCs. In a randomized, prospective clinical study, ports with PASV valve technology were associated with significantly less nursing time and fewer instances of poor blood return as compared to non-valved ports.i The bi-directional PASV valve is designed specifically to reduce blood reflux on the inside of the catheter and may reduce the need for heparin based care and maintenance, providing less patient risk and greater economic efficiency to the hospital.
"With Xcela Plus Ports, we bolster our significant portfolio of vascular access products while meeting a large un-met need for a better valved port system," said
Vortex port technology is designed to achieve better patient outcomes, fewer complications, more efficient use of nursing time and lower expenses. The port's round chamber allows fluid to reach all surfaces in the chamber, helping eliminate dead spaces and resisting sludge build-up, while a tangential outlet creates an efficient flushing action to thoroughly cleanse the entire reservoir. The most common complications associated with the use of vascular access ports are occlusions and thrombus formations. An average 73% reduction in occlusion rates has been shown with the use of Vortex technology, compared to conventional ports.ii
Implantable ports are medical devices implanted under the skin that facilitate long-term delivery of medication and access to a patient's vascular system. The Smart Port CT family of power-injectable ports includes standard, low-profile and mini model options for repeated treatments such as chemotherapy, as well as for use with computed tomography (CT). Each model features a light-weight, titanium design and a CT-engraved port body for better identification. These ports, which also have
"We are excited to be able to build upon our international successes with BioFlo PICC in the Canadian market with the introduction of
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i Carlo JT, Lamont JP, McCarty TM, Livingston S, Kuhn JA. A Prospective Randomized Trial Demonstrating Valved Implantable Ports Have Fewer Complications and Lower Overall Cost than Non-valved Implantable Ports. Am J Surg 2004;188:722-727.
ii Stevens B, Barton SE, Brechbill M, et. al. A Randomized, Prospective Trial of Conventional Vascular Ports vs. The Vortex "Clear-Flow" Reservoir Port in Adult Oncology Patients. JVAD 2000; (Summer).
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